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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jun 6, 2004 11:25am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: All the Beautiful People

I doubt this was a private school. The kids in this area were mostly children of Scandinavian immigrants - poor but very concerned with the education of their children and would do much to make their children look "presentable" at school, especially if they had any idea a photographer was in town. I don't see a "gloss over" of the depression on the part of the film maker . . . but perhaps by the subjects. There was a great deal of "maintaining appearances" followed by the exclamation: "I never expected . . . " when the appearance proved a facade.